Anna

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See also: anna, ánna, Ánná, ännä, and an-na

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The Latinate and New Testament form of Ann, from Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious".

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Anna (plural Annas)

  1. A female given name.
    • ~1886 William Ernest Henley, A Ballade of Ladies' Names, Gleeson White:Ballades and Rondeaus, Read Books 1887, page 19:
      Every lover the years disclose / Is of a beautiful name made free. / One befriends, and all others are foes. / Anna's the name of names for me.
    • 1986 Sue Miller, The Good Mother, G.K.Hall 1987, ISBN 081614169X, page 183:
      His real name was Leonard, Len. He'd changed it when he came East. "Len," he said. "A turd of a name. Who wants it? I mean a name that ends in a nasalization, for Christ's sake. Leo now. It's like Anna. They go on forever. You can live with a name like that."
  2. A prophetess in the New Testament.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The name or its cognates are well used in all European languages because of the medieval cult of St. Anna or Anne, the apocryphal mother of the Virgin Mary.
  • Anna is periodically popular in the English-speaking world as a Latinate variant of Ann/Anne.

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Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈannə/
  • (Western) IPA(key): /ˈanna/

Proper noun[edit]

Anna f

  1. A female given name, the Catalan equivalent of English Ann.

Czech[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna f

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.
  2. Anna (Biblical prophetess)

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References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 114 513 females with the given name Anna have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 19th century. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Anna ?

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.

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Estonian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה (ħannah).

Proper noun[edit]

Anna f (genitive singular Onnu or Annu)

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Anna
Accusative Onnu
Dative Onnu
Genitive Onnu
Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Anna
Accusative Annu
Dative Annu
Genitive Annu

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name.
    • 1870 Aleksis Kivi, Seitsemän veljestä (Seven Brothers): Chapter 14 (Translation 1991 by Richard A. Impola):
      Aviona oli hänellä Seunalan hoikka tytär, liinatukkainen, kainosilmäinen Anna, hän, joka oli nähnyt kummia näköjä ja houraillen ennustellut paljon ihmeitä.
      His wife was the slender daughter of Seunala, shy-eyed Anna, who had seen strange visions in trances and predicted many wonders.
    • 1984 Eira Stenberg, Paratiisin vangit, Tammi, ISBN 9513061434, page 5:
      Minun nimeni on Sisko. Ei se ole ihmisen nimi. Se on nimi suhteelle. Minä olin alusta alkaen sivuhenkilö. [ - - - ] Anna oli sievä ja kiharapäinen kuin kiiltokuvaenkeli. Kun äiti huusi häntä ikkunasta, se kuulosti pyynnöltä, lähes rukoukselta: anna, anna! Amen, minä lisäsin usein mielessäni. Koko piha kaikui annoista. [ - - - ]
      Minulla on myös veli, jonka nimi on Veli. Meitä yhdisti kateus. Me kadehdimme Annalta hänen nimeään.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally one of the most popular female names in Finland, for example, the most common first name of women throughout the 19th century.
  • Common first part of conjoined names such as Anna-Liisa and Anna-Maija.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A Latinate variant of French Anne, from Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Anna.

Proper noun[edit]

Anna (f)

  1. A female given name.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate to English Ann.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Anna

  1. A female given name.

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

Anna

  1. Romanization of 𐌰𐌽𐌽𐌰

Hungarian[edit]

Hungarian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia hu

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɒnːɒ/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: An‧na

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name. Hungarian equivalent of English Ann, Anne, Anna.

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Icelandic[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), from Hebrew חַנָּה (ħannah).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna f (genitive singular Önnu)

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.

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Italian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.
  2. Hannah (Biblical mother of Samuel)
  3. Anna (Biblical prophetess)

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1454. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Proper noun[edit]

Anna f

  1. A female given name.
  2. A transliteration of the female given names Ann and Anne from various languages, and of the Russian Анна (Anna).

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References[edit]

  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviešu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [2] Population Register of Latvia: Anna was the only given name of 25 747 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First recorded in Norway in 1340. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name.
  2. Anna, the prophetess.

Usage notes[edit]

  • One of the most popular given names in Norway since the Middle Ages. For example, the most common name of women born in Norway from the 1870s to the 1910s.

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References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [3] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 17 721 females with the given name Anna living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1880s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hebrew female name חַנָּה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna f

  1. A female given name.

Declension[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • Anna” in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name, cognate to English Ann.

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Swedish[edit]

Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia sv

Etymology[edit]

First recorded as a given name in Sweden in 1291. From Vulgate Latin Anna, from Ancient Greek Ἄννα (Ánna), equal to the Hebrew female name חנה (Hannah) of Old Testament, meaning "grace, gracious". Cognate with English Ann.

Proper noun[edit]

Anna

  1. A female given name.
    • 1994 Marianne Fredriksson, Anna, Hanna och Johanna, Wahlström & Widstrand (2001), ISBN 9146182942, page 259:
      Då mindes jag Anna, den ljusa människan. Och så sa jag utan att ha tänkt att jag ville kalla flickan Anna. Mor blev glad, det såg jag nog, men hon sa att jag måste tala med Arne först.
      Han tyckte namnet var gammaldags och rejält. Så var han glad att det inte fanns i släkten.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Traditionally one of the most popular Swedish names, for example the most common first name of women born in Sweden in the 1920s, the 1970s and the 1980s.

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References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, ISBN 91-21-10937-0
  • [4] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 302 997 females with the given name Anna living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with frequency peaks in the 19th century and in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 June, 2011.